6301 SE 14thAve.– Portland, OR 97202 Office503-916-6216
Child Watch 503-916-6256
“Our Students Are Stars!”
May 17, 2013
Readingis the foundation for success in school and in life. The ability to read and write is necessary to master every subject and to communicate what is learned. Even more importantly, children who enjoy reading will continue to learn throughout their lives. Reading is one of the most inexpensive and readily available forms of education and entertainment.
You have an important role to play in helping your child become a better reader. You know your child better than anyone else does, so you can help her choose books that meet her own special interests. You also want your child to succeed, so offer encouragement and support as you build her love of reading.
One of the best ways to reinforce your child’s reading skills is to visit the local library weekly. Portland has one of the finest public library systems in the country and the Sellwood branch is located right in our neighborhood. Here are some other suggestions:
· Encourage your child to read every day
· Read aloud to your child
· Look for unusual places to read i.e. under a tree, in the car, etc.
· Start a family library
· Limit TV time
Boys and Girls Club: The Boys and Girls Club will be closed beginning Monday, June 3rdthrough Friday, June 14th to prepare for summer activities. If your child uses the Club for afterschool, please make other arrangement for the last two weeks of school.
Special Education PTA of Portland: On Wednesday, May 22ndfrom 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Beverly Cleary K-8, Fernwood in the Cafeteria, parents and teachers of students in special education are invited to vote for the 2013/14 officers. Visit www.septap.orgfor more info.
Sellwood Middle School Community Appreciation Day Parade & Fund Raiser:On May 21stover 62 businesses in Sellwood & Westmoreland are donating money or a percentage of the day’s purchases to Sellwood Middle School Foundation.The Foundation funds FTE’s for elective classes, such as art, pays to tune band instruments, etc. Help us keep SMS strong (your kids will be there soon!) and support the amazing businesses that support us. Visit
www.facebook.com/SupportSellwoodCelebrateSellwoodfor list of participating merchants and the parade route.
Portland Parks Environmental Education Summer Nature Day Camp: PP&R nature camps are a great way for children to connect to the wild spaces of Portland Parks. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is the site for week ofJuly 29th– Aug. 2nd. To register, call 503-823-2525 or visit www.PortlandParks.org.
Get Ready for Summer Reading: Mark your calendars for Llewellyn’s BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Book Fair on May 20th-24th. Please join in encouraging our students to open a book and read by supporting the book fair! Book Fair Hours: before school 7:45-8:00 a.m. (please enter the building through the back door on the northwest corner of the school in the mornings) and after school from 2:15-3:30 p.m. Daily!
A sign up sheet has been posted next to the office,just as you walk into the school. Please look and see if there is a time you can volunteer! If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cafeteria Balances: Any remaining cafeteria account balances (positive or negative) on students’ meal accounts at the end of the year will be automatically held for students at their current school or transferred to students’ new schools within the district. If your child is leaving the district, then you may call the Cafeteria Lead to arrange for a refund. Donations to the district’s Pay It Forward Fund to help families who are not eligible for free meals are also welcome. Contact Patti Shafer at 503.916.3398 to make donations.
PTA NEWS: Llewellyn PTA as an affiliated constituent of Oregon PTA, pledges that membership in PTA shall be open, without discrimination to anyone who believe in and supports the mission and purposes of National PTA.
Carnival: What you get to do right now - OH BOY! Volunteer to run an activity, sign-up to douse Steve Powell, Mr. Ferguson, Ms. Dees and Ms. Lehmkuhl with a water balloon, donate your new or gently used toys, or lend a canopy. If your eyes light up when you read any of this, or if part of your brain knows we are talking to YOU, take action! You can always reach the carnival committee at www.llewellyncarnival.com, snag us on the playground, send an email to email@example.com, or call 503-287-2870. We are here to guide you. WHAT FUN! The carnival is Friday, June 7th 5:30 - 8 pm
The Walk+Bike Challenge: Congratulations to all our students, teachers and volunteers who have been participating in the Walk + Bike Challenge! Last week, Llewellyn had 925 walkers, 406 bikers, 332 bussers/carpoolers, and 43 skaters/scooters. Keep up the great work everyone! We have been collecting participants' names for a raffle, and will draw winners at the end of the month. Prizes include a $25 gift certificate to Sellwood Cycles and a Nutcase Helmet. Thanks to Blue Kangaroo, we will continue to serve free coffee to drivers who park in the Wilhelm's lot and walk to school on Friday mornings.
Please show your gratitude to our sponsors by supporting their businesses!
Month of May Bike Trains: Every Friday in Maywe are looking for Parents and kids to join up with the bike train routes. Here is a link to the bike train map with route information:
CampOutat Llewellyn: Get ready for the campout!! Sleep under the stars on the Llewellyn field Friday, June 14th! Details and registration coming soon.
After School Program-Summer Camp: Two of our instructors are extending the fun into the summer with PTA sponsered camps here at LLewellyn! The info is listed below. Erin will be handling registration for Summer Movie Camp and Jenna will do her own registration for Art Camp. Questions? and comments can be directed to Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hard copy flyers will be in the office. Thank you for supporting the PTA. Cheers! -erin
SUMMER MOVIE CAMP with MRS. MAULDIN
Ever dream of making your own movie? Have a story idea that sounds like the next blockbuster movie?This summer, your child can write, shoot and edit their own, original movie at Movie Camp!!!
9am - 12pm
For any student entering 4th,5th or 6th Grade in Fall 2013
$150.00 (payable to the PTA)
ART CAMPS with JENNA ROBERTSON
Fantasy Art: Dragons, Fairies and Heros -June 24-28
Learn how to draw, paint, sculpt and collage your favorite fantastical creatures and characters.
Native Art from the Americas -July 8-12
Explore the art and culture of indigenous peoples of ancient and modern times...create you own Native-Inspired art!
Junk Art and Upcycled Fashion -July 15-19
Utilize recycled treasures and funky junk to fashion your own shadow boxes, clothing and accessories.
Animal Art Camp -July 22-26
Create amazing animal artwork in styles from folk to modern with inspiration from our furry, feathered, slimy and scaly friends.
Nature Art Camp -August 5-9
Experiment with recipes to concoct homemade paint and edible art! Study the beauty of flowers, leaves, feathers, insects...
Decorate (your room) -August 12-16
Make posters, pillows, banners, desk organizers, beautifully framed artwork, gifts!
Under the Sea... - August 10-23
Explore the mysteries of the deep: Atlantis, mermaids, the Kraken, buried treasure, glowing deep sea dwellers.
$250 per session for half day 9am - 1pm
$350 per session for full day 9am - 3pm
(payable to Jenna)
May 1st– May 31st– Walk + Bike Challenge
Monday, May 20th– Friday, May 24th– BOGO Book Fair in Llewellyn Library
Monday, May 27th– Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
Friday, May 30th– LAST DAY FOR BOYS/GIRLS CLUB BEFORE REOPENING
MONDAY, JUNE 16THFOR SUMMER PROGRAMS
Friday, June 7th– 5:30 – 8:00 PM – School Carnival
Tuesday, June 11th– Field Day
Friday, June 14th– Last Day of School for Students
Camp Out at Llewellyn
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